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  • Singer: Clementi
  • Album: Early Piano Sonatas
  • MP3: 1764 mb | FLAC: 1316 mb
  • Released: 2002
  • Style: Classical
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Clementi, Susan Alexander-Max - Early Piano Sonatas mp3 flac

Fortepiano – Susan Alexander-Max. Producer, Engineer – Michael Ponder. Sleeve Notes – Keith Anderson (6).

Muzio Clementi's piano works, known to student musicians today nearly as well as they were in his own time, spanned several decades. Both Haydn and Beethoven, if not Mozart, admired him, and his influence on Beethoven is obvious. The exact nature of that influence, however, can be hard for the general listener to pin down, since the chronology of Clementi's music is unfamiliar (and opus numbers are not a reliable guide)

The recordings of Muzio Clementi 's piano sonatas by American historical keyboardist Susan Alexander-Max focus on this minor master's early sonatas, seemingly a narrow topic, but actually a very useful one. Clementi 's works were widely published in their own time, and their chronology is often problematical. Alexander-Max uses a modern replica of a 1797 Viennese fortepiano by Michael Rosenberger - a heavy, muscular instrument that outdoes the familiar Walter examples from the same period for sheer power - and her readings aim toward and succeed in bringing out the variety of textures and accents implicit in Clementi 's seemingly innocent melodic lines.

More By Susan Alexander-Max. See All. Hummel: Piano Trios - Piano Quartet in G Major - Cello Sonata. Zipoli: Complete Keyboard Works, Book II. 2004. Clementi: Early Piano Sonatas Vol. 2. 2007. Clementi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4.

Album · 2007 · 15 Songs. More By Susan Alexander-Max. Piano Trio in F major, Op. 22: II. Andante con Variazioni. By Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Pal Banda, Simon Standage & Susan Alexander-Max.

Download Clementi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 by Susan Alexander-Max in high-resolution audio at ProStudioMasters. Susan Alexander-Max. After the limpid textures and melodic charm of the two early sonatas, the Sonata in G Minor represents the apex of Clementi’s entire keyboard output, a dark and dramatic tableau based on the passion of Dido and Aeneas, shot through with operatically charged emotional conflict and vivid colours.

Playing on an attractively mellow-toned, untwangy fortepiano, the American pianist Susan Alexander-Max gives magnetic performances of five sparkling early sonatas by Clementi in what I hope is the start of a series from Naxos. Some 18 years older than Beethoven, Clementi - Italian-born but based from boyhood in England - wrote these sonatas for his own use on his European tours as a leading virtuoso, whom the Emperor Joseph II pitted in contest against Mozart. Even the earliest sonata, in G major, written when Clementi was only 16 and hitherto unpublished, develops striking material

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). If Mozart heard it he would certainly have noted those shortcomings. The other pieces presented here display another facet of Clementi's work that may have offended Mozart. The central theme from the Andante Cantabile of the Sonata in G minor (Opus 8) hints toward the Etude in E-Major (opus 10, no. 3) by Chopin.

Susan Alexander-Max Piano (Forte). 1. llegro con grazia. Muzio Clementi Composer. Piano Sonata in Bb, O. bis/2 Work. Susan Alexander-Max Piano (Forte). llegro moderato.


Sonata in G major, WO14 (10:47)
1 Allegro 7:20
2 Allegro Assai 3:27
Sonata in A major, Op. 2, No. 4 (13:25)
3 Allegro Assai 7:48
4 Spiritoso 5:37
Sonata in G minor, Op. 8, No. 1 (13:36)
5 Allegro 6:11
6 Andante Cantabile 3:25
7 Presto 3:60
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 8, No. 3 (11:53)
8 Presto 6:58
9 Minuetto 1:25
10 Rondo 3:30
Sonata in F minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (21:27)
11 Allegro Agitato 8:08
12 Largo E Sostenuto 7:56
13 Presto 5:23

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  • Copyright (c) – HNH International Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – HNH International Ltd.


  • Fortepiano – Susan Alexander-Max
  • Producer, Engineer – Michael Ponder
  • Sleeve Notes – Keith Anderson


Cover Painting: Tree-lined alley at entrance to Vauxhall Gardens, showing bandstand and musicians, 1751, engraving by Muller (1878-1967)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 47313 58082 8
  • Label Code: LC 05537
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: 868 357 8.555808
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